In an age where "vintage polaroid" is considered a look, Aloe Blacc's throwback style isn't much to write home about.
But its not Blacc's retro-cool appearance that makes him stand out -- its his stunning, soulful voice and desire to mobilize social change through his music that deserves the time of day.
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Playing tonight at City Hall with Mile High Soul Club DJs Dogboy and Tyler "Danger" Jacobson, Blacc's voice, backed by his band, the Grand Scheme, will be a perfect fit for a crisp fall evening in the Mile High City.
Getting some much deserved attention early in the year after HBO picked Blacc's track "I Need A Dollar" as the theme song for How to Make it in America, the Orange County native is now touring in support of Good Things, his second full-length album released in September.
Channeling Marvin Gaye's activist presence while skimming Sam Cooke/Stevie Wonder/Curtis Mayfield's vocal sensibilities, Blacc manages to meld these influences together into a style all his own. This show is eighteen and up. Tickets are for $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 8 p.m.